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Scottish Broom

Cytisus scoparius


Approximately 2 metres high rangy pea-like bush with spectacular yellow and red flowers.


Part of the understory in dry eucalyptus forest.


The red colouring is unusual on this species. Thanks Ashish for correcting ID. This is then an invasive weed from Europe and it explains a lot in that it really stood out in the Australian bush. Yet another 'weed of national significance' !!

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Welcome Mark... Fabaceae is my self study subject... so this spotting is no doubt interesting for me.

nexttogone 11 years ago

Hello Argy Bee! ") Thanks for the follow. This plant is beautiful... I need to research it some.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Thanks Ashish. I was not confident of this one. Your ID looks good.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Mark I feel this might be in different Genus... as per stem types seen in this Genus...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Thanks Alice and Ashish. If you can imagine the Australian bush is very dull colours mostly - like it has a layer of dust all over - so when I saw this it was quite a shock.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Fantastic eye catching shade of Fabaceae...

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

A beautiful flower!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Oct 23, 2012

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